Nov 6, 2020

Walkers PointWalkers Point has been providing service, storage and sales to the Muskoka boating clientele since 1979.

The operation provides rack storage and in-water slips for 650 boats, as well as annual mechanical and refinishing services to 1200 customers.  The Walkers Point sales team is Canada’s premier Cobalt dealer, and also represents high end boat lines, including Rossiter and Scout.

We are also pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Steve Tait, as General Manager, Walkers Point Marina.  Steve is one of the most knowledgeable marina operators in Ontario.

The Maple Leaf Portfolio now consists of 8 operating Marinas with 2500 in-water slips and 800 dry-stack racks.

Dave Rozycki, President of MLM remarked that, “the acquisition of Walkers Point adds another first-class Marina Facility to our growing portfolio.  Walkers is well known as a retailer of premium boat brands, but we were initially attracted to this operation by its significant boat slip and storage footprint, which aligns with  MLM’s core business.”  

 

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The Importance of a Sea Trial

 

Sea TrialI am frequently asked if I think it's important that a marine surveyor attend a Sea Trial when one of our clients is buying a used boat. In very simple terms, not including your marine surveyor on a Sea Trial is a failure to complete the full marine survey. Many buyers believe they are obtaining a marine survey in order to make sure they can get insurance on the vessel they are buying.

Once the buyers receive their marine survey reports however, most realize that the surveyor sees deeper into the condition of the vessel. Often, the surveyor finds a number of items that that the prospective buyer has overlooked. 

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Starting off the series is Veratron GO GPS, the satellite-only version. Alternately, Veratron GO Data offers a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) gateway that enables users to monitor engine, battery, navigation and other vessel performance data on Veratron's new NavDash mobile app.

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It wasn’t long before James got the ‘itch’ to move to a bigger boat. He and his family spent several years cruising the beautiful waters of Georgian Bay in their 23 Reinell. Unfortunately, a busy work schedule forced James to take a break from boat ownership. He knew though, that one day he’d return.  

 

 

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